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 Post subject: Win98SE mobo upgrade without reformat
PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2004 4:34 pm 
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I didn't post this in the clinic 'cuz it's not a burning problem. I'm going to do a mobo upgrade to a system running Win98SE (yep, mine), and I won't be able to do the "delete HKLM/Enum" or the "blank hardware profile" trick. I was thinking of starting up in safe mode and installing the new drivers, does anyone know if this will work, or have any other ideas? Windows reinstalls are OK but anything that involves reformatting or otherwise deleting the O/S is not.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2004 6:19 pm 
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does anyone know if this will work


It can, not easily though.

Why can't you remove the Enum key??


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2004 3:06 am 
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It's a long story...I had a HDD crash and the data was recovered onto DVDs (including all system files and hidden VXDs and EXEs, I just have to reinstate the boot sector and I already know how to do that) My new HDD isn't compatible with the IDE controller on my current mobo, so I'd need to use an expansion controller which can only be used in Windows, and since the software setup won't be running until I copy all the data across and reinstate the boot sector, it will already be attached to the new mobo before I'll have a chance to delete the regkey.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2004 7:09 am 
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GameboyRMH wrote:
It's a long story...I had a HDD crash and the data was recovered onto DVDs (including all system files and hidden VXDs and EXEs, I just have to reinstate the boot sector and I already know how to do that) My new HDD isn't compatible with the IDE controller on my current mobo, so I'd need to use an expansion controller which can only be used in Windows, and since the software setup won't be running until I copy all the data across and reinstate the boot sector, it will already be attached to the new mobo before I'll have a chance to delete the regkey.


How can you new HD not be compatible with you current IDE controller unless you have an OLD motherboard? All those hoops for some old crap.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2004 7:15 am 
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I do have an OLD motherboard. It only has an ATA33 controller.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2004 7:17 am 
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GameboyRMH wrote:
I do have an OLD motherboard. It only has an ATA33 controller.


my thinking is that the drive will still work, just not at full potential.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2004 8:10 am 
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It would work if I used the CSL jumper to limit the size to 32GB, but then I'd need to reformat to use the whole 80GB.


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